Molecular orbitals in Nitrogen

Use the buttons to display the 1s and 2p atomic orbitals that make up the molecular orbitals.

There are four molecular orbitals derived from the 1s and 2s orbitals.

fluorine orbitals

Use the buttons to display the 1s and 2p atomic orbitals that make up the molecular orbitals.

The p orbitals combine to produce a sigma and two perpendicular pi bonds. Three filled bonding orbitals…

… and three empty antibonding orbitals.

Explore bonding orbitals in other small molecules

Hydrogen | Fluorine | Nitrogen | Hydrogen Fluoride | Carbon Monoxide | Methane | Ammonia | Ethylene | Acetylene | Allene | Formaldehyde | Benzene

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